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Carl J. and Dorothy L. Aho Photograph Collection, ca. 1940s

My dad donated a bunch of old photographs in his and my uncle’s name to the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections at the University of Alaska Fairbanks- Rasmuson Library back in the 1990s. The photographs are: “The Carl J. and Dorothy L Aho Photograph Collection consists of seventy-one black and white photographs. Images include aerial […]

Happy World UFO Day!

Happy World UFO Day! Yes, there really is a holiday for everything!

Chippendales!

Watching the Chippendale dance tonight with the ladies tonight! Not as sleazy as I thought it was going to be, but the “B” team must have been performing in Minnesota as their choreography seemed a bit lacking.

The toe

Now that life has settled down a bit and I actually have some free time, I finally got around to seeing the podiatrist again. I am at the 9 month mark since I had toe surgery and it still hurts to walk and my foot still swells up everyday. Good news is that the titanium […]

Doctor Madeline Messick

My friend Madeline, whom I met the first day of my PhD program (along with J and Issam), successfully defended her dissertation “Natural Disasters In Latin America: The Role of Disaster Type and Productive Sector On The Urban-Rural Income Gap and Rural To Urban Migration” today! I purchased a Congratulations PhD Graduation card for her […]

I Passed!!! PhD Comprehensive Oral Exam

Today was my 90 Minutes PhD Comprehensive Oral Exam. April 28th, 2016 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m It was a crazy day! I got less than 3 hours of sleep (not a good sleeper I was trying for 6 hours, but could not fall asleep), so I was not moving too quickly this morning. The […]

Today is Study Day Wednesday!

Today is Study Day Wednesday, so named due to the fact that I am resting, letting my back recover from yesterdays long flights, and studying like a crazy lady for tomorrows PhD Oral Examination Day. Today was also rainy, humid, and included a trip for tacos to Juan Tequilas.

Happy Birthday Mom!

So ends two weeks of celebrating my Mom’s birthday (it was back on April 14th). Number #69 for those keeping track. Yes #70 next year will be big! Huge! Weeks of celebrating! Including everyone’s favorite ’70 Days of Carole’! So she had a little dinner party and Sloane (my moms favorite child) brought over a […]

I Passed!!!

I Passed!!! I Passed!!! I Passed!!! I Passed!!! I PASSED my PhD written examination, both the Major and Minor parts! When I got the email from the Department this afternoon I emailed them back with a “Are you sure?” email. They answered back with a ‘yes we are sure’ email. I really didn’t think I […]

Birthday flowers and chocolate!

Birthday flowers and chocolate are always a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you Uncle Randy!